Definitions of broken

  1. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Subdued; humbled; contrite. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. In fragments; not whole; infirm; crushed; violated; intermittent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Not entire; in pieces; rough; hilly; as, broken country; transgressed; as, a broken law; bankrupt; crushed; infirm; imperfect; interrupted; as, broken sleep; trained to obedience; used especially of a horse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (meteorology) discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. weakened and infirm; "broken health resulting from alcoholism" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. discontinuous; "broken clouds"; "broken sunshine" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. imperfectly spoken or written; "broken English" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. Rent asunder: infirm: humbled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Rent asunder; rugged; uneven; infirm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for broken

  1. " First," said the big man, " I've broken my word." – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  2. You said your life was broken – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009